Saturday, February 26, 2011


Weekends are for cleaning out the fridge, and trying to find ways of transforming leftovers into a new dish, a nice treat for my nocturnal Teenagers, whose first stop is the kitchen after a night out with friends.

I had a few slices of sauteed pork and a tub of kimchi, and I thought - Kimchi Fried Rice! I have always eaten kimchi as a side dish, but never as an ingredient in a cooked dish, so this was intriguing. Contrary to what I expected, the fried rice wasn't spicy at all! It was delicious, wiped out in the wee morning hours by my hungry vultures.

The recipe is from, check out the original here.

Kimchi Fried Rice

1 cup kimchi, drained and chopped
1 small onion, minced
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon butter
1/2 cup leftover meat, chopped
3-4 cups cooked rice
salt to taste
fried eggs for topping

Add some vegetable oil into a hot wok and saute onions and kimchi until transparent. Add the leftover meat, then garlic, soy sauce and butter. Cook for a minute, then pour in the cooked rice. Mix very well, breaking up any lumps of rice. Season with salt to taste. In a separate pan, cook about 3 fried eggs and place on top of the fried rice before serving.


  1. Mothers are always able to think of something to make out of whatever they've got. This sounds really good. I love sinangag, pork and kimchi though they've never all been on my plate together. There's always a first time.

  2. Whenever I hear Kimchi, I am reminded of my Tita. She lived with her son for 3 years during his stint with P&G in Singapore. She was sharing with me all the recipes she would make while she was there. So one time she was excited to tell me that she makes home made kimchi. I told her to share her recipe and she goes: "oh yeah i'll share it with you, you'll love it because it's authentic singaporean recipe" But Tita, I retorted back, Kimchi is Korean! haha.. oh well i digressed now going back to your recipe, this is really a must try. We always have kimchi on the side... so it must be a good idea to make it into a fried rice. Great concoction!


  3. Hi Adora and Malou! The thing with Singapore is that it's a melting pot of so many cuisines, and everyone here is such a foodie, where you can indulge in a wide range of cuisines, and embrace it as much as you would your own! Let me know how you like the recipe.